When it was launched in 2006, the Porsche 911 997 turbo was the celebrated successor to the divisive 911 996 Turbo. Praised for its usability and accessible power, unlike its Italian rivals, the 997 Turbo is the supercar that you can use every day. It may not howl like a naturally aspirated Ferrari V8 or turn heads like a Lamborghini, but the Porsche 997 Turbo is the sort of car that you can appreciate even when you’re sitting in traffic.
The 911 Turbo isn’t the hard core racer that you might expect from Porsche’s most powerful car, that job is reserved for the track ready Porsche 911 GT3. With a refined interior, unobtrusive cabin noise and a compliant ride, the 911 997 Turbo is perhaps the ultimate everyday supercar. A significant increase in torque thanks to the addition of two turbochargers means that Porsche’s 3.6L flat-six is easier to enjoy as a daily driver without the need to approach license cancelling speeds.
Thanks to a steep initial depreciation, this hugely competent, privately imported Porsche 997 Turbo with only 37,852km on the clock can be had for less than the price of the new, four-cylinder turbocharged Porsche 718 Boxster. Featuring the optional sports chrono pack and DMS chip, this 353kW/620Nm will accelerate to 100km/h in less than four seconds- faster than a new 991.2 Porsche Carrera.
Price $145,000 Location Lalor, Victoria Mileage 37,852km
Porsche 911 997 Turbo
Six Speed Manual
All Wheel Drive
3.6L Twin-Turbo Flat Six
353kW/620Nm /0-100km/h 3.9sec
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